The president of Barcelona has revealed he fully expects to reach an agreement with Tottenham regarding a player Spurs have made a ‘huge’ commitment for on wages, per a report.
Spurs have acted fast in the summer window thus far, making additions at goalkeeper and playmaker. Guglielmo Vicario has been unveiled as the new man between the sticks, while James Maddison will add a new dimension in the middle of the park.
Elsewhere, Football London reported Tottenham want two centre-halves and a winger added to their ranks.
To that end, a move for winger Manor Solomon who thrived while loaned from Shakhtar Donetsk to Fulham last season has been given the ‘here we go’ confirmation.
Attention will now turn to the defensive revamp, and the likes of Micky van de Ven, Tosin Adarabioyo and Edmond Tapsoba are being courted.
However, the prospect of landing a known commodity in the form of Clement Lenglet cannot be discounted. In fact, the chances of Lenglet returning to Spurs on a permanent basis have soared.
Via Barca Universal, Barcelona president, Joan Laporta, recently stressed he believes Lenglet will join Tottenham this summer.
“I think we’ll reach an agreement with Tottenham for Lenglet,” declared the Barca supremo.
Lenglet, 28, spent last season on loan in north London and racked up 35 appearances across all competitions. The vast bulk of those outings were starts.
New boss Ange Postecoglou is known to favour more of a possession-based game than predecessor Antonio Conte. As such, Lenglet – who is exceedingly comfortable on the ball – looks a natural fit.
Tottenham go big on wages; Barcelona willing to compromise on fee
According to Spanish outlet Sport, a permanent signing is quickly taking shape after Spurs ‘made a huge effort’ on the personal terms portion of the deal.
Precisely how much Lenglet is in line to earn if the move goes through wasn’t stated. However, the length of his proposed contract, along with the transfer fee involved were.
Indeed, Sport claimed Lenglet will sign a three-year deal running until 2026 all being well. Spurs’ ‘current offer’ is believed to be worth €10m (approx. £8.6m), while Barcelona are holding out for €15m (approx. £12.9m).
With a valuation gap of just €5m and Barcelona desperate to sell, a move looks there to be made. What’s more, Sport add Barcelona may well relent and accept Tottenham’s €10m offer – providing add-ons are included.